SYLVESTER -- Mrs. Jane Sawyer (Riner) Medders, 92, of Albany formerly of Sylvester died Thursday August 1, 2013 at Phoebe North in Albany after a brief illness.
The funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Sunday August 4, 2013 at Lakeside Baptist Church 2806 N. Jefferson St. Albany, GA., 31701 with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Sylvester. Rev. Ken Chancellor will officiate. Mrs. Medders was born in Sylvester on December 14, 1920 to the late Bennie Lee and Bessie Corene Harmon Sawyer. During her work life she was employed by the Empire Mercantile Company, but principally worked as a teller and bookkeeper for the Bank of Worth (now Suntrust Bank), retiring as an assistant cashier. Mrs. Medders enjoyed traveling and loved her grand and great grandchildren. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Charles Robert Riner, Jr.; a daughter, Bobbie Jane Riner Gay (Tommy); a granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh Gay Carpenter (Jay); a grandson, Thomas Riner Gay (Weatherly); a great-grandson, Lawrence Jennings Carpenter III; two great-granddaughters, Mattie Jane Carpenter and Emmaline Sawyer Carpenter; a sister, Zelda Jean Sawyer Farmer; a brother, Harry Enis Sawyer and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Medders was preceded in death her husbands, Charles Robert "Bob" Riner, Sr. and Lloyd Howell Medders; her brothers, Ernest Lee Sawyer, Clarence Edwin Sawyer, Gerald Winston Sawyer and Infant Sawyer.
For those desiring memorials may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church 2806 N. Jefferson St. Albany, GA., 31701
Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of the arrangements.
Banks Funeral Home